The Walla Walla Regional Airport is a vital part of the national system of airports, as well as an integral component of the transportation infrastructure that serves the City of Walla Walla, Walla Walla County, and southeastern Washington. The airport provides transportation facilities that are an absolute necessity for some businesses and are a required convenience for others. Not to be overlooked, the airport, along with the aviation related businesses and facilities, represents a vital and significant regional economic asset. In addition to the many aviation related assets, the airport also provides benefits to local businesses and industries, as well as encourages additional economic development and expansion throughout the county, surrounding communities and adjacent counties.
The goal of the Airport Master Plan is to provide the framework needed to guide future airport development that will cost effectively satisfy aviation demand, while considering potential environmental and socioeconomic impacts.